Amy Winehouse’s family is auctioning some of her most iconic clothes for her death anniversary, and the raised money will go for the Winehouse Foundation, a youth organization established after the singer’s death. Amy Winehouse passed away in 2011 at the age of 27 due to drug and alcohol addiction.
The late singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, said it was painful for him and his family to see her items.
“Amy’s belongings were in a giant lock-up and the family decided that while we would keep the most precious, personal items for ourselves, auctioning others would help those in need via the foundation and other charities, With the anniversary of her death coming up, every time the family goes to the lock-up, it’s overwhelmingly emotional seeing her lovely dresses hanging on the rails, so we decided to auction these show outfits,” says Mitch.
Julien’s Auction in LA, Beverly Hills, will organize an auction in November. The company’s official website said that the auction would include some of the late singer’s “ most iconic stage, photoshoot, and performance worn dresses, accessories, jewelry, and shoes.”
The auction will include the dress Winehouse wore on her final gig in June 2011, and it is valued at around $17,000, a heart-shaped purse which she carried at the 2007 BRIT Awards and is expected to fetch $19,500, black and orange ornament, and the skirt in which Winehouse accepted 5 grammy awards.
On the 10th anniversary of Winehouse’s death, the BBC has commissioned to telecast a documentary to mark the sad milestone of the singer’s death. The documentary will feature Winehouse’s mother, Janis.